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IOSH - Safety and Health for Business course description.

Course Description

Is the NCFE IOSH Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business course accredited by an official body?

This course is Accredited and certified by : Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Visit IOSH web site

What is the IOSH - Safety and Health for Business course?

Category: Health-and-Safety

Level: Intermediate

The Ofqual regulated Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business has been developed by IOSH in collaboration with awarding body NCFE. It is cost-effective, time-efficient, regulated and highly relevant for businesses.

It has been designed with employers for employers to meet their needs and grow the knowledge and soft skills their managers, supervisors and up-and-coming safety and health professionals require. This distinctive business-relevant qualification has been developed with input from leading organisations and thought-leaders across key sectors worldwide.

Safety and Health for Business is taught in flexible, engaging ways. It can also take less time to complete than other regulated qualifications, meaning delegates are able to spend up to a quarter less time away from the workplace.

The course is made up of both guided learning and self-study learning. Depending on the training provider, the course will consist of 10 days-worth of taught sessions, minimising the time spent out of work.

You will have 24 months to complete the course. Upon completion you will receive an internationally recognised certificate.

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Who is the IOSH - Safety and Health for Business course designed for?

This qualification is designed for managers, supervisors, team leaders and aspirational technical professionals across all sectors.

Its also ideal for you if you want to pursue a career in safety and health. If you are already working in this field, you will be able to refresh your technical safety and health knowledge with a more business focused understanding of how effective safety and health management can improve your organisations performance, productivity and profitability.

You must have completed the IOSH Managing Safely or Managing Safely Refresher course within the last three years before taking this qualification. IOSHs tried-and-tested training course helps to equip safety and health professionals with the right knowledge and skills to evaluate safety systems, identify areas for improvement, implement control measures and reduce risk.

Successful completion of this course enables delegates to apply for Associate or Technical IOSH membership giving access to these benefits and more:-

  • a global community of like-minded professionals leading positive change
  • chance to enhance their knowledge with access to technical expertise
  • opportunity to build their professional network and connections
  • improved career prospects enabling them to maximise their potential.

What subjects does the IOSH - Safety and Health for Business course cover?

Each of the three units is assessed in a unique, more flexible way designed to test a range of soft skills vital to both delegates and their employers.

Unit 01

Safety and health management in an organisation

Focused on the value of workplace health and well-being, including health hazards, safety hazards, health assessment, global trends and good practice, including CPD.

Unit 02

How to influence a safety and health culture within an organisation

Going beyond compliance, this unit gives insights into and teaches ways of delivering positive safety culture change, tackling behavioural and operational challenges to boost business performance and strengthen corporate governance.

Unit 03

A strategic, business-focused approach to safety and health

This unit explores organisations, their functions and how to effectively influence success. This includes topics such as accountability, ethics, compliance, managing uncertainty, and other long-term strategic megatrends affecting modern business.

How is the IOSH - Safety and Health for Business course assessed?

Unit 01

Delegates develop and write a business case to implement an enhanced safety and health management system within an organisation, putting theory into practice in a way relevant to all sectors, organisations and workplaces.

Unit 02

Delegates complete a project researching organisational health and safety culture, using primary and secondary research methods to collect data. They produce a report evaluating the existing safety culture and recommending an improvement plan.

Unit 03

The delegate analyses the main functions and aims of an organisation, including how strategic drivers affect its operation, then develops and delivers a presentation they could use to brief a senior management team.

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